What makes The Moments unparalleled among its peers reaches far beyond the beautiful facade and thoughtful construction of the physical building. For us, the most important and powerful compliment is when a family member or caregiver shares unsolicited praise and thanks to the especially wonderful people who work within our walls. We believe that truly remarkable care originates in the hearts of those who make it their personal mission, each and everyday, to serve the greater good for our residents. Great people deliver great care.
Owner - Chairperson: Elizabeth Wright
Elizabeth graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a Business Marketing Degree. In 2013, she founded Paragon Restorations, a residential and commercial general contracting company, for which she is the sole owner and licensed building contractor. Paragon has a thriving project list built on word-of-mouth referrals. Aside from playing with her Labrador Retrievers Marley, Oliver and Lily, in her free time, Elizabeth enjoys getting out on the greens or sharing loving moments with her 100-year old Grandmother, Jane.
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President: Robyn Johnson
Ms. Johnson has extensive experience in business development and leadership – with an emphasis on platform innovation, brand development and strategic planning implementation. Most recently, Robyn served on the C-Suite Executive Leadership team of a privately held, 50-year old, $2 Billion in asset value, $500 Million in management revenue, 4,200 employee senior living development and management company headquartered in Minnesota. In her role, she was purposed toward internationally repositioning the organization as the preeminent leaders of performance excellence and innovation of healthy living and aging healthcare environments. She worked extensively on the design, development, brand strategy, sales & marketing, public relations, crisis management, quality assurance and overall aspects of operational business planning and management models.
In 2015, Robyn played a lead role in the design, development and innovative advancements for a center of innovation in Memory Care campus located in Naples, Florida. Ms. Johnson worked on launching new senior living continuum of care developments or renovations in London, Arizona, Florida, Oregon, California, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.
Robyn’s professional experience offers extensive knowledge of value-driven leadership and commitment to a highly collaborative and positive leadership style that rewards professional passion as a means to remarkable results. Robyn has served with such notable companies as; Fallon Worldwide, The Mayo Clinic, Whole Foods Markets, ConAgra, Best Buy, The Herbivorous Butcher, and The Goodman Group.
Vice President Of Operations: Peter Hendrickson
Mr. Hendrickson joined The Moments after more than 20 years of independent living, assisted living, and memory care operational leadership experience. Peter most recently opened a start-up 220 unit continuum of care facility in Naples, Florida. Peter has extensive background in launching assisted living and memory care campuses in New York, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, and Arizona – with a maximum of 800 units. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and is proud to have delivered 3 deficiency- free assisted living regulatory compliance surveys in the state of Florida.
Director of Nursing: Christine Jones, RN
Christine has performed as a registered nurse in a Director of Nursing role for more than 20 years. She has focused her career on community based supervisory nursing roles providing care to adults with physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges, with an emphasis on complex dementia, developmental disabilities and behavioral cases. Christine brings comprehensive skills and expertise with areas of federal, state, county, and industry regulatory compliance, as well as policy and procedural development and training, such as HIPPA, OSHA, MDH, DHS and CEP to The Moments. She has extensive experience in managing interdisciplinary teams and driving quality of care in the delivery of outstanding health services to support exceptional care for residents.
Culinary Director: Chef Brian Thomson
Brian Thomson is a career Chef and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu who utilizes his more than 17 years of hospitality and kitchen management experience to create a revolutionary dietary program at The Moments. After over a decade in hotels and restaurants, Brian made the exciting and enriching shift toward senior care. Utilizing techniques of small plate tasting menus and a dedication to hands-on resident relationships, Brian is able to envision and create a dietary program which caters specifically to each individual in our community. He believes in delicious yet simple foods, prepared from scratch and presented in ways that entice residents to eat and enjoy. With a rich understanding of the potential barriers dementia can create concerning healthy diet, Brian strives to find novel ways to encourage residents to enjoy the foods we prepare as well as the dining experience we provide.
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Director of Technology: Erick Christiansen
Mr. Christiansen joined The Moments during the construction phase of development to assure the facility offered a fully integrated advanced technical infrastructure. Erick brings a comprehensive understanding of a wide array of technologies garnered over a 30-year career spanning several industries and disciplines. Erick’s love of technology started in the mid-1990’s with a stint in local news production evolving into satellite and web-delivered content. He is adept at continually learning new systems. One of Erick’s objectives is to provide memory care residents with not only a safe and secure environment through the use of cutting edge security technologies and access systems, but also the most advanced mobile devices and redundant, cloud based medical records systems.
Director of Brand & Digital Strategy: Matt Chait
Years of continuous cultural and artistic participation as a Creative Director, copy editor, advanced graphic and web designer, freelance writer, creative consultant and Project Manager to a wide array of clients and businesses have imbued Matt with an inspired vocabulary of inventive ideas and problem-solving solutions. A true creative polymath, Matt made the leap to the Alzheimer’s sector in 2016 when he co-founded CareLiving.org with Kim Campbell, widow of country music and film star, Glen Campbell. CareLiving is an inspirational and educational blog focusing on the needs of caregivers and acts as a sounding board and advocacy voice for this often ignored group. His experience in the field and deep connection with the Campbell family and their personal history with Alzheimer’s lead him to The Moments, where he offers fresh ideas and keen insights on targeted marketing and branding strategies, both online and in the real world.